Domaine La Croix Belle

Peter Michael Winery

'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.3

Very similar to the 2016 I opened 6-8 months ago, yet more open for business. Some of these wines have a reputation for “large and in charge”, but this was supremely balanced, toeing the line between Sonoma and white burgundy with richness. Whereas Aubert’s chards can be more powerful (and is normally my favorite), I’m always pleasantly surprised at how these show.

Aromatically it revealed sugar frosted stone fruits, guava, white peach, caramel dipped golden delicious apples and baking spices. It has a beautifully textured palate that starts as though it’s going to be dense, but finishes with a gorgeous lifted profile and plenty of acidity. Added notes on the palate of powdered lemon bar, floral honeysuckle, whipped lemon cream and even some honey roasted cashews. I’d pop this 2017 before the 2016 with how open it is, but it will cruise another 7-10yrs, easily.
— 4 days ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
John, Jan and 42 others liked this

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Very nice wine. Mix berry flavors with some tobacco and oak notes. Balanced tannins and great finish. Perfect with steak and Kim enjoyed it with her lobster dinner too! — 15 days ago

Kim Loizzi
with Kim
Mandi, LM and 4 others liked this

Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier

Croix aux Moines Chablis Chardonnay

Wonderful Chablis and was able to grab it at a great price! — 3 days ago

Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Rose 2020

Pale pink; medium plus intensity aromas of a gorgeous mineral perfume, rose petals, rose hips, strawberry, black currant, violets; dry, high acid, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly complex and concentrated, was not expecting such an interesting wine — 3 days ago

Josh, Severn and 3 others liked this

Belle Pente

Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2017

Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - for their 70 acre hillside vineyard & winery site in Willamette Valley. Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, herb spices and hints of floral notes. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors, sweet undertones, herb notes and smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with mineral herb notes. Major flaw, THEY NOW LEAVE CORK EXPOSED!! Pass on this one! — 18 days ago

Daniel P., Jayna and 1 other liked this

Puzelat-Bonhomme

L'Ormeau des Deux Croix Chenin Blanc 2018

Gold and slightly cloudy. Funky, yeasty, and sulphur on the nose, like sticking your nose in a barrel of lambic. There is also something savory going on. Light-bodied and tart. Apricots, grapefruit, and stone, with a short, mildly bitter finish. Fermentation in fiberglass and amphorae give this a relatively clean (i.e. no oak) profile. The tannins will catch up with you later. — 22 days ago

Josh, Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

La Croix Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 58% Merlot, 39% Cab Sauv & 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of fresh red fruit with woodsy spice. On the palate flavors of red plum and cherry with some cacao and licorice notes. This wine shows oak and mineral tones with fine tight tannins and good balance. Long finish with fruit and spice ending. Needs a few years of bottle age. Reasonably price, good value. — 7 days ago

Paul, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Alder Yarrow
9.3

Incredibly earthy right out of the gate with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs, quite savory and dusty and all the more beautiful for it. Dried sage and river mud linger in the finish with the scent of blackberries. — 18 days ago

Eric, Matt and 16 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Big bold beautiful pinot from the central coast. Fruit forward, could have used a tad more fermentation. Pairs well with Italian or a big steak. — 19 days ago

Hugh, Alex and 3 others liked this

Château Croix d'Aumèdes

Cuvée Réserve Corbières Red Rhone Blend 2018

Bold and succulent Languedoc Red Blend. 40% Carignan, 30% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Juicy red fruit aromas and flavors with hints of smoked meat and leather. Touch of minerality on the long and deep finish. Savory and decadent. Great QPR! — 2 days ago

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